Political Ephemera from the Vietnam War Era
August 16, 2008 3:55 PM Subscribe
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The University of Washington has put a collection
of Vietnam War era printed ephemera (posters, flyers, pamphlets, magazines, mostly cheap mimeographs or photocopies) online. The browsable
collection ranges from Defend the Black Panthers
to How to Make a Revolution in the U.S.
to the Planetary Citizen Human Manifesto
to plain old Do Something
. The collection offers a fascinating insight into the passion, energy and graphic sensibilities of grassroots, home-front politics in late 1960s and early 1970s Seattle.
There are over 200 items, many with multiple pages (scroll bar in upper left frame). Some which caught my eye were:
Gay Love is Here to Stay
International Women's Day Teach-In
Striking Covers of the Helix Magazine ("Seattle's Hip Rag"), e.g., 1
Black American IQ Test for Honkies
Our Fight is Here: Essays on Draft Resistance.
NW Call - Democratic Socialism
: see the dove text-art on page 2.
Job Ad for War Criminals
Stop the War
(Nixon as Bomb Payload)
Housewives for Peace
No More ROTC
MANIFESTO - MAN (Making a Nation)
January 1st, 1974: All Automobiles Will Be Destroyed
Birthday Benefit for Huey
SDS - Bring the War Home
(see page 2, eery echoes of Iraq)
The John Birch Society
(a know thine enemy event)
The Palestine Revolution and Its Problems
People Can Stop IT&T
Rehearse for the Apocalypse
Seattle Gay Liberation Front Newsletter,
Taste the Sweetness of Destiny, Racist Pig
We Are All the Conspiracy
Who's for the White Working Man?
(American Nazi Party Recruitment)
Plant Grass Everywhere
Attention Campus Women
: What did you learn in school today?